Friday, November 28, 2014

Hey everyone, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Just to let you know, we have FRESH fudge in. This fudge is made by the owner herself in the kitchen of a contestant that won the Cupcake Wars TV show! There's milk chocolate, milk chocolate w/ nuts, and rocky road! Yum! Also, we just got in a TON of new inventory! We have various dinosaur gifts, beautiful necklaces of agate slices with initials on them, awesome agate slice night lights, gorgeous sterling silver necklaces that encase crystal and amethyst clusters, rock jelly beans, vintage soda pops, chocolate boulders, and an almost endless list of holiday gifts under $15! There is so much to see you must come and visit us! It's time to start thinking about the up coming holidays! No matter what you choose to celebrate or how, we have something for everyone! Also, check out our specials on our cabins. It's just a matter of time before the snow comes. They're saying we're to get a pretty good storm in later next week. Here's our local forcast... Nice weather headed into the weekend with cooling temperatures, but we'll squeeze in one more nice day Saturday with a few high clouds and highs in the mid to upper 50's; increasing southwest winds 10-20mph by afternoon. A weak disturbance will brush the area Sunday with a returning onshore flow and enough moisture we could squeeze out a few light showers or drizzle; cooler & breezy Sunday with a high around 50. Another decent day Monday ahead of our potent low pressure system expected to drop into the region Tuesday with wind, rain and more cooling. Clouds will increase Monday night with rain likely throughout the day on Tuesday, highs in the 40's with the snow level above 9,000ft as this system will have a warmer subtropical feed. Showers will continue off & on into Wednesday before tapering off Thursday as this whole system slides eastward by Friday. Snow levels may finally drop towards the tail end of the storm, but the majority of the precip will have ended, through we could still pick up a few inches on the tail end, leaving the most significant accumulations even above resort level. Should snow levels drop sooner than forecast then we would see a good amount, later and it's more rain, less snow etc. So be sure to check back often as this is still a developing situation; otherwise be prepared for a lot of cold and unsettled wet weather next week. Well, that's all I have for tonight. Hope you are all full and happy and with your families! Have a wonderful night! Cheryl

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hey ya'll, Cheryl here. We've already gotten ourselves 2 snows and it ain't even Thanksgiving yet! I'm bettin' that it's gonna be a great winter! Speaking of, have you reserved your cabin yet? Cause here's what's happening this winter and you don't want to miss out! Snow covered mountains in winter means ski and snowboard competitions at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Christmas in the Village kicks off the holiday season with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, Christmas tree lighting ceremony and of course, Santa Claus. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend down the mountain at Snow Summit's annual New Year's Eve torchlight parade. Don't be left out in the cold! Book your cabin today and take advantage of our winter specials! We'd love to have ya! Until next time, stay warm! The Gold Rush Team (Cheryl)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's begining to look a lot like...

It's beging to look a lot like winter! Boy was it cold this morning or what?! We've been trying to keep warm ALL day! I even considered starting a fire! I noticed they were blowing snow this morning at Bear Mountain AND Snow Summit. That's a great sign that we're going to have a good winter. Despite the cold, we had some hard core miners today that weren't afraid to get their hands wet to mine for some treasure. By the smiles on their faces, it was worth it. So remember, if you think you can hang, we still have our big 'ol sluice going. So hurry down to mine before it gets too cold! Also, we can always crack open a geode, no matter WHAT the weather is like! And if ya ain't from around here, check out our cabins! We'd be happy to offer some good old fashioned hospitality to ya, and have ya stay in one of our many cozy cabins whether you’re a party of one or a party of 16! We've always got specials going, so be sure to check those out! If you're are thinking about staying with us for Thanksgiving, you'd better get to gettin', cause it's just around the corner... only 10 days left! Can you imagine it? You and your family all together, in a cozy cabin, with a nice fire going and a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner that has been prepared with love? Those are the memories you talk about year after year! So stay with us and let us help you make memories! We'd love to have you and yours! The Gold Rush Team.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Getting ready For Winter

Bre here with Goldrush,                                                                                                                                Checking
in to let everyone know that winter is almost here. Our temperatures are
dropping into the 20’s at night with a cool high 50’s in the afternoon.
                        Time to
break out all those cute boots and winter hats! I have quite the variety of
boots, sweaters and scarves to look fashionable but still stay nice and warm.
We have some south west winds today which made it chilly today. Time for fires
with our colored cones that turn your flames blue, green and yellow! I have to
have them for the holidays, and there only $5.00 for a bag of cones!
                        We here at
Goldrush are prepping and primping our office for the upcoming holidays. We
have a variety of unique gifts under $15.00 for that hard to buy for someone.
From custom agate slice pendants with initials in your favorite color to Dinosaur
poop, teeth and bones!
                        You can
find Big Bear souvenirs to custom souvenirs in our Goldrush Gift Emporium! We
pan for real gemstones, fossils and specimens in our sleuth right on our
property or break open a Geode in our custom made “Crakin”. Geodes are rocks
that are found in inactive volcanoes that have minerals that crystallize over
hundreds of years. We have four different types to choose from. One type is the
Moroccan Geode that comes from Africa! It’s so
easy and fun that even a toddler can do it. We put goggles and a miner’s hat on
for the whole effect and the perfect photo opt.       
            All our cabins are
filling up quick for the holidays but it’s not too late to find the perfect
home for your family to enjoy the holidays in the Mountains of Southern California. Create new memories in one of our
beautiful cabins located throughout Big Bear. We have specials to entice you on
our website at
            During the Christmas
time at our company we have Santa go visit the children that stay in our cabins
so he knows where to find them Christmas Eve! When you check in at our office
we greet you with a warm smile and a homemade cookie and a roaring fire to take
the chill off while we get you checked in. We also hand out Snowman kits so you
and your loved ones can make a snowman or woman and be entered into our
contest, whoever has the most unique and creative wins a 2 night stay at one of
our cabins! Check out our past winner’s on our website.
            For more information
on our unique gifts, mining adventures and cabins give us a call at 1(800)
363-8303 OR (909)866-5678
Forward To Your Call,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Life In Big Bear

Bre here with Goldrush,                                                                                                                                                Just wanted to reach out to all our past and future guests to let them know our homes are filling up quick for the holidays! It’s not to late to start a new tradition in Big Bear for either Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year! We have several specials to choose from on our website at or give us a call at 1(800) 363-8303 OR (909) 866-5678 for more information. Thanksgiving offers our guest the fresh clean air and the comforts of home without being home, serve up your feast in one of our many homes or go to one of our fine dining restaurants and be served your Thanksgiving feast without all the prep work and cooking.
                                    Christmas time in the mountains is a magical time! The snow brings crisp air and fun for all ages. From white covered trees to making a snowman or sledding down a slope and capturing new memories! Enjoy the snow from the comforts of the cabin with a roaring fire and hot chocolate and favorite movie or family game. We hand out free snowman kits to all our guests and whichever is the best wins a 2 nights stay for free at one of our homes!
                                    New Years offers our guests the quite of the mountains, to celebrate in style! Snow Summit has a tradition that is a sight to behold. On New Years Eve they light hundreds of candles and skiers ski down the slope with the lights illuminating the whole valley below a sight not to be missed and a way to start the New Year off with a grand show of lights and loved ones!
                                    Just looking to get out of the city, Big Bear is the perfect escape from the everyday hussle and bussle of freeways, work, smog and so much more. The Big Bearians will greet you with a warm smile. Life in Big Bear has taught me not to take advantage of anything or anyone. It’s a little slower up here in the high country, we don’t use our horns unless it’s an emergency, and we let someone go in front of us instead of cutting them off. No drive by shootings, gangs or tagging. Like in Big Bear is simple put “Simple” with people who want to live a healthy and happy life, come on up and get a taste of the Big Bear way of life and make it a new tradition for you and your loved ones to enjoy year after year!
                                    Hoping to hear from you soon….Bre@Goldrush

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wonderful Winter Savings

Bre Here with Goldrush, reaching out to all our readers. We have some brand new specials in place to entice everyone to come on up to Big Bear.
                        STAY 2 NIGHTS and get 15% off the base rate OR choose to get a 3RD NIGHT FREE!

Good on rental dates of Nov. 1 - 19, 2014

Note: Discount will not be reflected with on-line booking or when doing a calculate rate on-line. Must call for discount to be entered by our reservation agent.

Participating Cabins Only - Call for Specific Cabins

2 NIGHTS for Thanksgiving - NOV. 26 & 27 ONLY
Arriving on WED. Nov. 26 and Departing on Friday Nov. 28 ONLY

Conditions Apply:
Must be a new reservation
Must Reserve DURING Initial Contact with Reservation Staff
Must Arrive on Wed. Nov. 26 and depart Nov. 28.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Offer is subject to change at any time.
CURRENTLY Not Available for Online Reservations
Offer Good: 11/26/2014 - 11/29/2014



Save 20% ON A 3 NIGHT STAY


PAY REGULAR PRICE and Get the 4th Night FREE

Conditions Apply:
Available on New Reservations Only
Cannot be combined with any other promotion(s)
Early Winter Savings - Offer Good: 12/01/2014 - 12/10/2014
Available on New Reservations Only - Make your reservation to Stay during any date from Dec. 1 - Dec. 10th........
(Discounts apply to the base rent only)

Receive a Choice of 20% OFF on a 2 night Stay
a Third Night FREE

Snow Wonderful Savings - Offer Good: 12/12/2014 - 12/13/2014
PAY FOR 2 NIGHTS, DEC. 12 & 13 - GET your choice of savings as described below.

RENT DEC. 12 & 13TH - get your choice of...
*an early arrival (NO EXTRA CHARGE)
*a late departure (NO EXTRA CHARGE)
*add a 3rd night at 1/2 OFF the base rate.

Note: The 3rd night will be either Thursday Dec. 11th or Sunday, Dec. 14th.

The Most Wonderful Time - Offer Good: 12/14/2014 - 12/17/2014

Interested in only 2 nights anytime from
DEC. 14 – 17th
Discounted rate will be entered by our customer service agent at time of booking.
FREE XMas TREE - 5 Night Stay - Offer Good: 12/21/2014 - 12/26/2014
Stay 5 nights or more beginning Dec. 21, 2014 and receive a Fresh Natural Christmas Tree for your family to decorate as our gift.


Book Your Cabin anytime from Nov. 5 - Nov. 25th to stay .....Dec. 21 for 5 or more nights.

Arrival day must be Dec. 21st, 2014

 For more information on these specails give us a call at (800)363-8303 or (909) 866-5678 and to see our homes visit our website at

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Trio of New Cabins!

We have three new "members" in our family of cabins that just might turn out to be the right one for your next trip to Big Bear!

First would be our  Sunset Pines cabin.

Sunset Pines - 1

It's a 2 bedroom 1 bath cutie for 6 people, located out in Big Bear City in the east end of our valley, away from the hustle/bustle of the busy congested areas, but only a short drive to the lake or any of our popular play and shopping areas!  Sunset Pines is a great value, reasonably priced for those on a budget!  It boasts a warm and inviting gas log fireplace, cozy comfortable seating and a flat screen TV in the living room.  There is plenty of room to separate and stretch out with 1 king-size bed, 1 full-size bed and 3 twins - plus a sleeper couch!
 Out back there's a covered porch with barbeque and a picnic table for enjoying a great meal outdoors in a quiet and tranquil setting!

Second is our Blue Sky Retreat  cabin.

Blue Sky Retreat - 1 

Located in the same area as the Sunset Pines cabin, Blue Sky Retreat is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with a game room and a hot tub!   Lots of space for up to 8 people!  The main  focal point of this cabin is the newly remodeled and well appointed kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space!  The game room has electric darts, a flat screen TV as well as it's own bathroom!  Furnishings are all updated and comfy with a central fireplace located between the living room and kitchen.  The outdoor spa is the perfect place to unwind at the end of your day on the slopes or at play at the lake!

Third would be our Cooler's Cabin.

Coolers Cabin - 1 

 Cooler's Cabin is centrally located in Big Bear - very close to skiing, the lake and shopping!  This cabin boasts three bedrooms, 2 baths and a hot tub!  The open floor plan makes it a great cabin for entertaining!  The kitchen is well equipped, the living room has a beautiful open beamed vaulted ceiling and the bedrooms are well appointed!  A great all around cabin for 8!  It has both front and rear decks with the hot tub on the rear deck which provides great ambiance for relaxation!

So if any one of these "new" cabins appeals to you, give one of our friendly reservation specialists a call here at the office at 800-363-8303 and we will be more than happy to quote prices and book you into a cabin!